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The Golden Compass By Philip Pullman Lyra a young girl living amongst the scholars in the halls of Jordan College overhears men whispering about magical dust It was rumored these microscopic particles could unite entire universes Before Lyras adventure began she experienced a somewhat normal life Often playing with Gypsy children and those of the servants at Jordan College through the busy streets of Oxford This book is very complicated to say the least Practically every living thing has a daemon and without it it is like you have no heart Your daemon is your friend protector and your conscious Intertwined into this story is the innocence of this young heroine and her struggle with uncovering the truth Among the answers she is seeking are the secrets of her family Upon one of these outings she learns of the gobblers who kidnap children who are never are seen again The gobblers hit close to the heart when Lyras best friend Roger disappears from then on she is set on rescuing him The organization experimenting with dust is learned to be the General Oblation Board- the initials GOB for gobblers This revelations sends Lyra with some unusual aid at they go to the vast Artic Expanse of the North to rescue the children and destroy the operation My favorite supporting character is Iorek an armored bear higher for protection His purpose in life is to fight but he makes friends nonetheless and shows his wisdom is little words Now Lyra is not an ordinary girl while visiting the witch consul in order to be prepared for their journey we learn of Lyras destiny The witches have talked about this child for centuries past immortal beings have spoken of a child such as this who has a great destiny that can only be fulfilled elsewhere- not in this world Without this child we shall all die But she must fulfill this destiny in ignorance of what
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